Blue Stars lacing up their running shoes

Drum and Bugle Corps to hold 5K Run/Walk

The La Crosse Blue Stars are holding their first ever 5K run/walk.

The Running With the Stars event is helping raise awareness about the Blue Stars, and celebrate their 50th anniversary.

The money raised will help fund the group’s scholarship fund.

Participants will enjoy the scenic Myrick Park but will also be treated to something special. “Along the route we’ll have performers performing, whether it’s a horn, a drum or one of the guard members and then in addition to that we’ll actually have members of the corps participating in the event so you’re actually running with the stars,” said Race Director Niki Furlano.

The Blue Stars will also perform after the race.

Running With the Stars is this Sunday, June 15th at the Myrick Eco Park. Registration starts at 8 a.m. and the race starts at 9 a.m. You can also register right now online at